LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will pay tribute to the late British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse with an auction of her property on Nov. 6-7, 2021. Hundreds of Winehouse’s most iconic stage, photoshoot and performance worn dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories that were synonymous with the individualistic style and signature artistry of the five-time Grammy Award-winning retro-soul music superstar and pop diva, as well as her most personal items, will be presented for the first time at auction.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which will go directly to supporting disadvantaged young people. The Amy Winehouse Foundation was established by her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse with its mission of raising awareness and support for vulnerable, young adults with addiction problems.
Highlighted items of this auction include wardrobe and accessories worn by Winehouse in her most famous and iconic looks and performances that established her not only as a singular artist of immense talent but of individual, trendsetting style.
On offer will be Winehouse’s dress worn in her final stage performance in Belgrade in her 2011 Summer Festival Tour: a figure-hugging halter mini dress. The tour was canceled just after that first show of the tour. The custom-made dress designed by stylist, Naomi Parry, the designer behind Winehouse’s image at the height of her fame 2006-2011, has a bamboo and floral print on silk incorporated into a Spanx dress and is estimated to sell $15,000-$20,000.
Ten other custom-made dresses designed but never worn by Winehouse for the canceled tour with variations in design and color, from a snake print to a flamingo and palm frond design to a parrot are also on offer (estimate: $5,000-$7,000 each dress), as well as an ivory stretch crepe halter mini dress custom-made as the fit dress for Winehouse for the tour (estimate: $800-$1,200). The patterns were featured in the July 22, 2012 issue of the Sunday Times Magazine.
Winehouse’s bold red leather heart-shaped purse with velvet lining used at the 2007 BRIT Awards, custom-made and designed for her by Moschino, is also another iconic look associated with the singer (estimate: $15,000-$20,000).
Other iconic stage worn fashions include a black Tina Kalivas slender fitting skirt with orange dots in a geometric pattern with a ruffle hem worn by Winehouse at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008 at which she won five of the six awards for which she was nominated. Winehouse appeared on the awards show via satellite from London wearing this skirt (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
Winehouse’s accessories including a Hermès silk scarf in tones of gray with an origami horse motif (estimate: $500-$700); a Reiss pearlized plastic shell purse with gold-tone hardware, gold-tone chain, and ivory faille lining (estimate: $800-$1,200); a black leather Miu Miu bowling style purse with emerald green and gray leather (estimate: $1,500-$3,000) and an oversized black patent Giorgio Armani handbag (estimate $1,000-$2,000).
“Amy Winehouse is one of the rare and remarkable music icons whose incredible power and soulful expression in every word and note she sang with her distinct voice remains unmatched by no other artist in music history,” Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions. “We celebrate her singular talent and iconoclastic style in this collection of her most personal artifacts and wardrobe worn in her career-defining moments.”
Highlighted items will tour around the world in South America, Europe and the U.S. for the public to view prior to the auction.